March 2015 | Vol. XIV - No. 2






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Articles From The March 2015 Issue:



March Staff Picks: A wealth of great products are headed your way in the wake of New York Toy Fair 2015.  




Toys in the News: Toys in the News is updated Mon-Fri at 9:15 am PST.  




Toy Fair Videos 2015 - Hot toys from Toy Fair 2015: Experience the fun of Toy Fair with out 40+ toy videos.  




Mr. Fubs Reports on Hot Toys at Toy Fair 2015: Priscilla Moore of Mr. Fubs Party/Toys and More in Yellow Springs, Ohio, was busy at the 2015 New York Toy Fair.  




Top-10 Most-Wanted Wooden Toys: TDmonthly Magazine interviewed specialty retailers to find out which wooden toys are hot.  




Top-10 Most-Wanted Games: There's nothing like a good board game to get kids through pre-Spring cabin fever. 




4 Essential Tips for Boosting Springtime Sales: Make the most of (slightly!) warmer weather and boost your sales with these retailing tips.




The Current State of the U.S. Toy Space: The US Toy Industry is flourishing - though not by all metrics.  




Setting the mood: What music should you play in your store?: Specialty retailer share the what and why of playing music in stores.




Best Cross Selling Sales Tips for Retailers: Learn the art of suggesting additional, complementary items to increase sales.




Notable and New Toys by Category: See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier. 




Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty: See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier.




Articles From The February 2015 Issue:


TOY FAIR NEWS:

TDmonthly's Toy Fair Videos 2015 - Hot toys from Toy Fair 2015

TDmonthly LIVE Toy Fair Coverage 2015 - Day 4

TDmonthly LIVE Toy Fair Coverage 2015 - Day 3

TDmonthly LIVE Toy Fair Coverage 2015 - Day 2

TDmonthly LIVE Toy Fair Coverage 2015 - Day 1

Toy Fair 2015 Booths to Visit - Ordering Specials, Booth Numbers, New Products



RETAILER REPORTS:

TDmonthly LIVE Retailer Reporter Coverage 2015 - Day 4

TDmonthly LIVE Retailer Reporter Coverage 2015 - Day 3

TDmonthly LIVE Retailer Reporter Coverage 2015 - Day 2

TDmonthly LIVE Retailer Reporter Coverage 2015 - Day 1

Meet TDmonthly's Retailer Reporters for Toy Fair 2015





February Staff Picks: TDmonthly receives hundreds of product submissions each month, and these new offerings for 2015 are some of our recent favorites..  




Toys in the News: Toys in the News is updated Mon-Fri at 9:15 am PST.  




Toy Fair 2015 Booths to Visit: Check out these must-see toys and ordering specials from select Toy Fair exhibitors.  




Meet TDmonthly's Retailer Reporters for Toy Fair 2015!: Follow us on TWITTER and FACEBOOK during Toy Fair 2014, starting Saturday, February 14, and you will get great feedback on the newest toys and best deals from the best of your peers.  




Top-10 Most-Wanted STEM Toys: Retailers shared with us the hottest STEM toys at their stores.  




Top-10 Most-Wanted Arts & Crafts Toys: Arts & crafts toys are always big sellers in specialty, and these items are reported to be hot, hot, hot. 




Top-10 Most-Wanted Musical Toys: From guitars to harmonicas, these are the hottest musical toys around, according to specialty retailers.




Retailers Speak: All I Want for Toy Fair Is...: Specialty retailers dish on what they want from the 2015 American International Toy Fair.  




TDmonthly Magazine Presents - Award Winning Toys: TDmonthly Magazine is pleased to announce our latest award winners.




The Western Toy Market: We reached out to Halie Fulton, president of MAF Industries, LLC and creator of the Dream Frenz, to learn more about the journey of bringing a toy to market.




4 Ways To Improve Your Retail Customer Experience and Sales: The only way to differentiate your store from online retailers is through excellent customer service .  




Don't Lose Tween Cusomers to Video Games and Computers - Games Workshop Can Help: From model painting to wargames, Games Workshop has everything your tween customers are looking for.  




Q & A With Shay Chen, founder and CEO of Painting Lulu: Read how Shay Chen, founder and CEO of Painting Lulu, came up with the idea for his interactive product.  




Notable and New Toys by Category: See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier. 




Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty: See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier.

Articles From The January 2015 Issue:



January Staff Picks: From mind puzzles to science games, innovative plush toys to expertly crafted fantasy figurines, these toys are the perfect way to bring your store into the new year.  




Toys in the News: Toys in the News is updated Mon-Fri at 9:15 am PST.  




TDmonthly's Top Toys of 2014: From Toy Fair debuts to best-selling favorites, our Top Toys of 2014 were selected from our Staff Picks, Top-10 Most-Wanted toy lists, and awards program.  




Toy Fair 2015 Booths to Visit: Check out these must-see toys and ordering specials from select Toy Fair exhibitors.  





Top-10 Most-Wanted Books: Books can be great add-on items in any toy store - start with these best-sellers.  




Top-10 Most-Wanted Halloween Toys: Dress up clothes, sticker books, and face paint are great toys year round, not just at Halloween. 




Top-10 Most-Wanted Play Sets: When it comes to play sets, it seems that Playmobil and Calico Critters are at the top every kid's wish list.




TDmonthly Magazine Presents - Award Winning Toys: TDmonthly Magazine is pleased to announce our latest award winners.




Q & A with Halie Fulton, creator of Dream Frenz®: We reached out to Halie Fulton, president of MAF Industries, LLC and creator of the Dream Frenz, to learn more about the journey of bringing a toy to market.




Tencent and Alibaba are invading each other’s turf in China: Alibaba and Tencent are now squaring off against each other in China.  




Three Tips to Maximize Retail Sales: Engaging shoppers who are already in your store could give your sales a big boost.  




Specialty Toy Reviews from Toys for Thought and Children's World: Check out specialty toy reviews from Toys for Thought and Children's World.  




Notable and New Toys by Category: See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier. 




Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty: See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier.



Articles From The December 2014 Issue:



December Staff Picks: Holiday cheer is in the air and TDmonthly Staff is excited to present our December Staff Picks.  




Toys in the News: Toys in the News is updated Mon-Fri at 9:15 am PST.  




2014 Hot for Holidays Toy Roundup: TDmonthly Magazine sees thousands of new products each year. These are some of our favorites.  




Toy Fair 2015 Booths to Visit: Check out these must-see toys and ordering specials from select Toy Fair exhibitors.  





Top-10 Most-Wanted Toys: The holidays are upon us, and toys like Elf on a Shelf are back and selling big in specialty.  




Top-10 Most-Wanted Educational Toys: Long days snowed-in at home are the perfect time to take out one of these fun educational toys. 




Top-10 Most-Wanted Aircraft and Flying Toys: We got retailers to reflect on their best-selling aircraft and flying toys.




TDmonthly Magazine Presents - Award Winning Toys: TDmonthly Magazine is pleased to announce our latest award winners.




Retailing tips: 11 ways to thrive this holiday season: Our top 11 holiday retailing tips will help your store run smoothly through 4th quarter.




5 tips for keeping your cool when the weather gets cold: These 5 retailing tips will help you manage stress during the busy holiday season.  




How To Make Sure Your Holiday Retail Sales Are Up: Learn about the most important step in increasing your holiday sales.  




Gamestop – how long can they defy the odds?: Gamestop has turned in another disappointing quarter. Is it a glitch, or a sign of things to come?.  




Specialty Toy Reviews from Toys for Thought: Check out specialty toy reviews from Harold Herskowitz, owner of Toy for Thought.  




Notable and New Toys by Category: See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier. 




Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty: See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier.



Articles From The November 2014 Issue:



November Staff Picks: These 10 toys were selected by the TDmonthly staff for their high-quality and sales potential in the specialty market.  




Toys in the News: Toys in the News is updated Mon-Fri at 9:15 am PST.  




2014 Hot for Holidays Toy Roundup: TDmonthly Magazine sees thousands of new products each year. These are some of our favorites.  




Toy Fair 2015 Booths to Visit: Check out these must-see toys and ordering specials from select Toy Fair exhibitors.  





Has Jakks Pacific turned around – finally?...Perhaps!: After sales declines every single year since 2008 it appears that Jakks has finally turned a corner.  




Top-10 Most-Wanted Preschool Toys: Looking for some top-notch preschool toys for your store? Look no further than the ten toys below. 




Top-10 Most-Wanted Jewelry and Accessories: Check out the items that flew off retailers' shelves in October.




Top-10 Most-Wanted Tween Toys: It can be hard to keep kids coming to your store as they get older, but these tween toys might do the trick.




Holiday Dream Toys for Retailers: Gift your customers with an extra-special toy selection this holiday season.




This Advanced Retail Selling Technique Could Save Your Store: Never underestimate the power of comparison in retail sales.  




Interview with Alexandre Pariente, CEO of Safari Ltd®: Alexandre Pariente recently took over as CEO of Safari Ltd®, a third-generation educational toy company.  




Interview with Carly Gloge, CEO of Ubooly: Find out how this unique interactive toy went from idea to market.  




Specialty Toy Reviews from Toys for Thought: Check out specialty toy reviews from Harold Herskowitz, owner of Toy for Thought.  




Notable and New Toys by Category: See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier. 




Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty: See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier.

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